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This IDC study is based on the third edition of IDC's demand-side tracking of the worldwide HPC market augmented by IDC's established supply-side tracking of this market. This study includes an IDC public cloud forecast for 2014–2017. In 2012, the global HPC ecosystem was worth $21.9 billion worldwide. IDC expects that by 2017, HPC ecosystem revenue will jump to a record $30.2 billion. Private and public cloud computing use has been increasing slowly but surely in this expanding worldwide market. As public clouds acquire stronger HPC capabilities and perform better on a larger set of HPC workloads, they will be able to take on more types of HPC jobs. In summary, IDC foresees public clouds, and especially custom public clouds, supporting an increasing proportion of the aggregate HPC workload as these cloud facilities grow more capable and mature.
According to Earl Joseph, IDC HPC program vice president, "The proportion of sites exploiting cloud computing to address parts of their HPC workloads rose from 13.8% in the 2011 version of IDC's HPC multiclient study to 23.5% in 2013, with public and private cloud use about equally represented among the 2013 sites."